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Rafflecopter has spoken and chosen the five winners of my Folly Friday giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered and spread the word about the giveaway.  And thanks to Jen Parrish, of Parrish Relics, who designed the beautiful Waterhouse A Mermaid necklace.  And … Continue reading

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Hi everybody!  I want to take this Folly Friday to express my gratitude to my agent, John M. Cusick, my editor, Leila Sales, and all the people at Viking who took a chance on my little historical.  And to Janet … Continue reading

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Today on Folly Friday, I’m announcing my book launch giveaway.  I’m having a big launch party in my town but because not everyone can come (pesky distance issues), I wanted to do something nice for the online FOLLY readers.  Several … Continue reading

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I knew I would eventually hear comments about Vicky posing nude and whether an Edwardian girl would ever think about doing such a scandalous thing.  My editor questioned Vicky’s actions when we first embarked on our editorial journey together, so … Continue reading

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Some really good news for a very cold and snowy Monday. The Children’s Book Council chose A MAD, WICKED FOLLY as one of their anticipated bestsellers.  All I can say is WOW!  Here is the link: Hot off the Press

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Dancing was an important feature of Edwardian society and so it was imperative for a well-bred young lady to know the latest dances as well as the more traditional ones.  I really loved researching this part of Vicky’s story (although … Continue reading

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William Fletcher, Vicky’s muse, hails from the medieval village of Rye in East Sussex, which is located on the south coast of England, about an hour or so from where I lived in Kent.  It’s a little hilltop village and very … Continue reading

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One of the best things about setting historical stories in England is that the places, for the most part, still exist. I was recently comparing a London street map from 1908 to a modern map and not a lot has … Continue reading

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My fabulous editor, Leila Sales, sent me this review from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, which will appear in their January edition.  For those that don’t know, the BCCB is one of the country’s leading book reviewers … Continue reading

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Today I found out that the Children’s Book Council included A MAD, WICKED FOLLY in its seasonal roundup.  It’s such a dream come true.  The CBC is an amazing organization that promotes literacy in children.  To be honored in such … Continue reading

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